U.S. airline CEOs renew request for more aid in letter to Congress

(Reuters) – The chief executives of the largest U.S. airlines made a fresh plea for Congress to pass a new round of federal payroll aid this year to meet the logistical challenges of distributing a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a letter to Congressional leaders sent on Wednesday.

The letter, seen by Reuters, was sent by the main industry lobby Airlines for America and signed by the heads of the top seven U.S. airlines.

Reporting by Tracy Rucinski and David Shepardson; Editing by Jacqueline Wongovr